Steven Michael Galko

Steven Michael Galko, 69, of La Porte, passed away peacefully at 2:09 p.m., Monday, July 5, 2021 at Northwest Health – Porter, Valparaiso.


He was born June 1, 1952, in La Porte, Indiana, to Stanley Joseph Galko Sr. and Helen Alberta (Gilchrist) Galko.


Steven honorably served his country in the United States Army. He was a forklift driver for O’Tech, Rolling Prairie, for 2 years and formerly at Sullair, La Porte, for 10 years. In his free time, he enjoyed golfing. Steven was an avid sports fan and Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers fan. He adored his dog companion, Mason. Steven was known for his wonderful sense of humor.


On October 19, 2013, in La Porte, Indiana, he married Tammy (Golik) Chandler-Galko, who survives.


Also surviving are his son, Scott Galko of La Porte; two step children, Gabrielle Chandler of La Porte and Emily Chandler of La Porte; four sisters, Barbara (Norman) Steigely of Kewanna, Carol Bennett of La Porte, Peggy Elmore of Florida and Lisa (Robert) West of La Porte; grandchild, Liam Dalton; trusted friend, Scott Snyder; and friend, Wyatt Dalton.


Preceding in death his parents, Stanley Joseph Galko Sr. and Helen Alberta Elmore; and brother, Stanley Joseph Galko Jr.


Cremation will take place. A celebration of his life will be held at Cummings Lodge (Off of Stone Lake), Grangemouth Dr., La Porte from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, La Porte, (219) 362-3100 is caring for the arrangements.


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